Having done the usual rounds of knife handles, stick handles, priests, bottle openers, zip pulls, etc. I have found another use for antler - shaving brush handles.
Having switched some time ago to using a straight razor I've been trying out a number of different shaving brushes. I then had a look on the internet and, lo and behold, there are people out there offering both brush knots as well as antler handled brushes.
I had some time to spare in the workshop today so knocked up the first prototype. It looks pretty good, but I'll have to give it a few months use to see how the knot holds up and how suitable the antler really is.
The antler is from the main beam of a Sutherland red, the cap on the bottom is African blackwood, with a brass pin to secure.